This is an undated photo of Anacortes Lumber and Box Company, shared with me about a year ago by Dave McCormack, whose grandfather was Francis Donald McCormack. Dave said his grandfather was an owner of the AL&B until around 1938, when the family moved to Salem, Oregon. “I obtained these photos from my uncle Michael McCormack, who still lives in Salem. He is the unofficial family historian.”
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
Photos are available for use as prints and online use. Please contact me for pricing.
$12 for 5 X 7 inch archival print, mailing included.